While the capital of Austria may have caused singer Midge Ure to declare it “means nothing to me” in Ultravox’s classic, cheese-laden, 80’s power ballad ‘Vienna’, it means a whole lot for Middle Eastern low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia, which unveiled new direct flights to the City of Music today.
The six hour journey to Vienna, will operate four times a week, on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and will increase to daily flights starting mid-December.
Adel Al Ali, group chief executive officer for Air Arabia, said: “We are pleased to announce the new route from Sharjah to Vienna, one of Europe’s leading cultural and economic centres. This new service linking the two cities will further strengthen the trade and tourism ties between both nations, while providing our leisure and business travellers with a new choice for value-for-money air travel.”
Vienna is one of the world’s most dynamic and culturally rich cities boasting baroque architecture, museums and art galleries. Vienna has been synonymous with music for centuries, and was home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss. It is famous for its cultural events, coffee houses and the very special Viennese charm.
Flights on Fridays and Sundays depart Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 1735 local time arriving at Vienna International Airport (VIE) at 2150 local time. The return flights depart Vienna International Airport at 2240 arriving in Sharjah the next day at 0620 local time.
Flights operating on Saturdays depart Sharjah International Airport at 0725 local time arriving at Vienna International Airport at 1140 local time. The return flights depart Vienna International Airport at 1230 arriving in Sharjah at 2010 hours local time.
On Wednesdays, flights are scheduled to depart from Sharjah International Airport early in the morning at 0715 local time arriving at Vienna International Airport at 1130 local time. The return flights depart Vienna International Airport at 1220 arriving in Sharjah at 2000 local time